What Our Food Editors Really Want This Christmas

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We've scoured stores all year to find the best foodie-friendly gifts to give to your friends and family (and to yourself!). And, naturally, we've been building our own personal wish lists along the way. Keep reading for the things we're most excited for this holiday season, including a quirky food-themed necklace, a flawless mug for Beyoncé fans, and the perfect white serving platter.

Navy and Gold Apron

Navy and Gold Apron

This gold-embroidered navy apron ($28) is so pretty I'd almost be tempted to leave it on throughout a dinner party.

— Nicole Perry, assistant editor

Nespresso 3192-US Milk Frother, Aeroccino Plus

Nespresso 3192-US Milk Frother, Aeroccino Plus

My mom gave me a milk frother years ago, and it's finally run out of steam. I'm desperate to replace it with the upgraded model: the Nespresso 3192-US Milk Frother, Aeroccino Plus ($100). The price is steep, but this thing lasts (nearly) forever and is great for coffee lattes, hot chocolate, and matcha lattes.

— Anna Monette Roberts, associate editor

Gold Initial Mug

Gold Initial Mug

Coffee tastes even better when it comes from a cute mug, right? These limited-edition gold initial mugs ($10) are perfect for anyone on your list who appreciates nothing more than a steaming, Instagrammable cup of coffee in the morning.

— Erin Cullum, living editorial assistant

Brass Pineapple Tumbler

Brass Pineapple Tumbler

Now the party's started! This brass pineapple tumbler ($99) is a must have for any tiki-cocktail-lover. And the best part? You can flip the top over to create an elegant golden chalice.

— Nicole Iizuka, senior producer

Acacia Salad Bowl

Acacia Salad Bowl

A good wooden salad bowl is surprisingly hard to find; this acacia piece ($50) looks super luxe and has a just-right shape.

— NP

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl For Tilt Mixers

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl For Tilt Mixers

I have been tempering chocolate for years, but frankly, I'm so over it. I'm dying for this KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl for Tilt Mixers ($250) so I can make all sorts of chocolate confections with hilarious ease.

— AMR

Kate Spade Crossbody Bag

Kate Spade Crossbody Bag

I'm always running around and need to have my hands free, so having a clutch crossbody bag is a must; the simple style of this Kate Spade bag ($198) totally speaks to me.

— NI

Best Food Writing 2015

Best Food Writing 2015

The title of Best Food Writing 2015 ($16) edited by Holly Hughes is no misnomer or exaggeration; each year this anthology collects the absolute best essays from print and online food jounalism.

— NP

Ice Cream Pint Huggy

Ice Cream Pint Huggy

This ice cream pint huggy ($10 and free shipping) is for the friend who turns to her most trusted men in times of need (Ben and Jerry).

— EC

Anthropologie Cottage Infinity Scarf

Anthropologie Cottage Infinity Scarf

I'm freezing on a near constant, and just looking at this Anthropologie Cottage Infinity Scarf ($58) warms me up instantly.

— AMR

Superlative Oolong Tea

Superlative Oolong Tea

Oolong is my favorite type of tea, and Shan Lin Xi Winter Sprout ($36 and up) is hands down the best I've tasted. Song Tea, the retailer, describes it as having notes of caramelized ginger, kettle corn, and cotton candy, and frankly, they nail it. The only downside is its price, but I promise it's worth every penny.

— NP

Rose Gold Serving Set

Rose Gold Serving Set

Like the whimsical, polished clothes at Kate Spade, this rose gold serving set ($100) from the brand also perfectly toes the line between playful and sophisticated.

— NP

Handmade Marbled Gift Wrap

Handmade Marbled Gift Wrap

For every foodie out there, having a variety of refined backdrops to shoot your carefully manicured plates of food on are a must, and this handmade marbled gift wrap ($14) makes for a perfect table setting.

— NI

Marble Cheese Board

Marble Cheese Board

This cheese board ($200) is not only a great way to serve cheese, but the white marble is also perfect for getting those Instagram-worthy food photos.

— NI

Starbucks Illustrated Siren Double Wall Traveler

Starbucks Illustrated Siren Double Wall Traveler

I have a serious obsession with mermaids, and this siren tumbler ($20) makes me happy. I'd like to be able to enjoy it at my desk every day.

— AMR

Emboidered Dress

Emboidered Dress

Easy and comfortable, this embroidered dress ($26) is perfect for every day.

— NI

Steak Knives

Steak Knives

I've long wanted to invest in a set of steak knives; here's to hoping Santa will tuck this razor-sharp set from Zwiling J.A. Henckles ($200 for 4) under my tree.

— NP

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

These Himalayan salt shot glasses ($28) are a no-brainer for anyone who enjoys sipping on tequila, but I'd venture to say these would also work well with a caramel hot chocolate!

— NI

Silver Whisk Necklace

Silver Whisk Necklace

Anything mini is just so darn cute. I already have a fork and spoon set of earrings. I need to add to my kitchen jewelry collection with this Mary Mary Handmade Silver Whisk Necklace ($66).

— AMR

Bicycle Basket

Bicycle Basket

I daydream about biking to the farmers market and bringing back my treasures in this classic bicycle basket ($39).

— NP

Sam Edelman Fringed Booties

Sam Edelman Fringed Booties

There is nothing better than a fringe bootie and this pair from Sam Edelman ($140) is great for the inner cowgirl in all of us.

— NI

Cuisinart 7-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart 7-Cup Food Processor

Any cook knows that a food processor is a necessity, but they're definitely not super affordable. This Cuisinart 7-cup food processor ($70, originally $150) is cheaper than many other models, and it's the perfect tool for pureeing, chopping, and more.

— EC

Lululemon Pack It Up Backpack

Lululemon Pack It Up Backpack

My last Lululemon backpack lasted over a decade, but the time has come for me to update my daily tote. This Pack It Up Backpack ($128) looks like it will last me another 10 years plus.

— AMR

Marzipan Fruit

Marzipan Fruit

Marzipan is a traditional holiday gift in my family; my mom's partial to Anthon-Berg chocolate-covered bars ($4 each), but I'm all about the adorable fruit shapes ($7).

— NP

Feathered Cheese Knives

Feathered Cheese Knives

Being a flower child, I love anything with a little feather flair and these metallic cheese knives ($36) are totally something I'd love to add to my collection.

— NI

Rose Gold Karat iPhone 6 Plus Case

Rose Gold Karat iPhone 6 Plus Case

Beware! Don't let Apple sell you a Tech21 case, because they discolor quickly. That's why I'm hoping to swap my case out for a swanky Rose Gold Karat iPhone 6 Plus Case ($50). It's for glitter-lovers, like myself, who are trying to grow up.

— AMR

Low-Fuss Linen Napkins

Low-Fuss Linen Napkins

I don't mind some household tasks, but have zero patience for ironing napkins, at least for everyday use. The last set I bought comes out of the dryer a completely wrinkled mess, but not these richly dyed napkins from Crate & Barrel ($8 each).

— NP

Short Stack Subscription

Short Stack Subscription

Every other month, Short Stack publishes a single-subject volume of its hand-bound cookbook series. Past volumes take on chickpeas, sweet potatoes, lemons, and broccoli, each to delightful result. I'm wishing for a one-year subscription ($75) so I won't miss an issue.

— NP

Lace-Up Dress

Lace-Up Dress

When looking for easy day-to-night dresses, I can't help but be drawn to this black lace-up option ($68). It's casual yet chic and, paired with a comfortable pair of boots, is perfect for warm LA nights.

— NI

Kate Spade 'larabee Dot' Champagne Flutes (Set Of 4)

Kate Spade 'larabee Dot' Champagne Flutes (Set Of 4)

A lot of my friends got married this year, and I kept seeing these Kate Spade 'larabee Dot' Champagne Flutes (Set of 4) ($50) on their registries. They're so cute, I want a set for myself!

— AMR

Heath Ceramics Vase

Heath Ceramics Vase

I want to own pretty much everything Heath Ceramics sells, but especially this handsome vase ($94).

— NP

Kate Spade Cedar Street Cami Crossbody

Kate Spade Cedar Street Cami Crossbody

I have the wallet in this color, but I'd like the Crossbody bag ($99) to match.

— AMR

"I Woke Up Like This" Mug

"I Woke Up Like This" Mug

Again, you can never have too many cute mugs! Channel your inner Beyoncé with this fierce I Woke Up Like This mug ($10).

— EC

Stoppered Glass Bottles

Stoppered Glass Bottles

While these elegant stoppered glass bottles ($19) are designed for housing oil and vinegar, they'd also be great for displaying homemade oil and whiskey infusions.

— NI

Sam Edelman Suede Flats

Sam Edelman Suede Flats

If you haven't tried Sam Edelman Rae Suede Flats ($100) then you don't even know what you're missing. These superversatile and incredibly comfortable flats are absolutely my favorite shoe to wear all day long and can keep me on my toes even when I'm climbing ladders, setting up lights, or prepping in the kitchen.

— NI

Cheese Wheel Ornament

Cheese Wheel Ornament

This cheese wheel ornament ($16) is too cute for words.

— NP

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boots Blue 5 Boots

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boots Blue 5 Boots

It's an El Niño year, meaning I must prepare myself for a lot of commuting in the rain. I've always loved Hunter rain boots ($195), and I think this blue color is too pretty to pass up.

— AMR

Metallic Flatware

Metallic Flatware

This set of metallic flatware ($78) is absolutely stunning, and the clean look and feel matches well with any modern shabby-chic home aesthetic.

— NI

Rancho Gordo Beans

Rancho Gordo Beans

It might not seem like the most exciting of gifts, but I'd be so very pleased to find Rancho Gordo's 20 Big Ones ($119) under the tree. The Northern California producer's heirloom beans are just that good.

— NP

Party Picks From Mouth.com

Party Picks From Mouth.com

We curated a gift collection from mouth.com that includes everything you need for an extremely delicious party, sriracha cheesy puffs and chocolate-covered corn flakes included.

— AMR

Big White Platter

Big White Platter

I recently broke my favorite platter and am on the hunt for its replacement. This big oval platter ($32, originally $40) isn't exactly the same, but it's the closest I've found.

— NP

Pineapple Shot Glasses

Pineapple Shot Glasses

Pineapples are all the rage right now; they're the symbol of hospitality and you will see them popping up at tiki bars all over the country in the next year. These shot glasses ($29) are the perfect addition to any home bar; I can't wait to come up with fun crafty concoctions to put in them!

— NI

Bailey 44 Tulle Midi Skirt

Bailey 44 Tulle Midi Skirt

As an ex-ballet dancer, I still am nostalgic for tulle. This Bailey 44 Tulle Midi Skirt ($168) would be a dreamy thing to wear on Christmas Day.

— AMR